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Phenom 2 X4 965, kinda loud

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August 4, 2011 5:47:39 PM

hello. I just bought Phenom 2 X4 965, it's pretty cool (using the box cooler). Unfortunately, I am not sure what should I set the smart fan target temperature to. My CPU is 45*C while idle (2492 RPM), and I set the target at 52*C. When it goes over 52*C, it kicks into 6000 RPM, which sounds like a jet engine, but it still has problems decreasing the temperature, when I exited BF:BC2, I had 54*C!

My question is, what should I set the smart fan target to/how many RPM while idle is ok?
Also, what do you think would help me more - better CPU cooler or better case? My case has barely any holes in it and no case fans at all.

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August 4, 2011 6:13:43 PM

Buy an aftermarkt cooler like a hyper212.
August 4, 2011 6:54:30 PM

What about CoolerMaster Hyper N520? how does it compare to hyper212?
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August 4, 2011 8:01:18 PM

any thermal paste recommendations?